There are several options to choose from when deciding on how to keep a Yorkie's coat styled. First, one must decide if the coat should be kept short or long. Traditionally a Yorkie's coat is kept long and silky. However, there is a shorter "puppy cut" version.
The traditional cut leaves the hair long requiring more maintenance from the owner. The AKC recommends applying a coat oil to the hair to prevent breakage and damage. The shorter alternative is to have the coat trimmed or shaved into a "puppy cut" where the hair is trimmed to be very short and low maintenance resembling the way the pet looked as a puppy.